How To Start Your Own Home Business Making Jewelry
Are you creative? Do you love to make crafts and show them off to your friends?
Does everyone rave over your crafts and say you should sell them? Then maybe you
should consider jewelry making! Making jewelry is not only fun, it is really
very easy to do and can bring nice profits. It just takes some creativity, and a
little skill. In fact, you could easily start your own jewelry making business!
There are many great books available with instructions and ideas for jewelry
making. There are also numerous web sites where you can learn how to make your
own jewelry and get lots of ideas.
When you first start out you will probably want to follow instructions in a book
or on a web site until you get the hang of it - but after a while you should let
your creativity take over and design your own jewelry styles. You can get all of
the supplies that you need for making your own custom designed jewelry wholesale
through sources online.
After you have made a few unique jewelry pieces, you should show them to your
friends,co-workers and family members. Ask for their honest opinions and listen
to what they say to improve on your skills. You might be surprised at how many
of these people want you to make pieces of custom jewelry for them!
At this point you many want to try some other outlets for your custom made
jewelry. Craft shows are always popular, especially the larger shows held around
Christmas and major holidays. Attendance is usually high during these shows and
people are looking for gift ideas.
Be sure to display your custom jewelry attractively on a black or red velvet
background board and have some sort of lighting to make it shine and glitter to
attract your customers eye. Let them pick it up and examine it easily. Greet
them when they walk up to your display but don't be pushy and just sit back and
let them ask the questions. Being too anxious to close the sale can cause the
customer to feel uncomfortable and leave without buying.
Print out some business cards on your computer and be sure to have a stack of
them sitting where they can easily be accessed by potential customers. If you
want to do custom orders be sure to say so on the cards. If things go well you
should at least make a few sales and also gain some customers from your business cards.
Next you may want to try a consignment store to sell your custom made jewelry.
I would recommend a nice quality women's clothing consignment store for your first
attempt. Take several of your best selling items in and approach the owner and
offer to leave them on consignment. Many consignment stores have a contract for
you to sign and will state exactly what percentage of the sale they will take.